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116E9DA0E9C388258725881A00727151 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB22-1308

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK, & WATER
Date Apr 4, 2022      
Location HCR 0107



HB22-1308 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


02:50:02 PM  
Representative McCormick, bill sponsor, introduced HB22-1308. This bill creates the Agricultural Workforce Services Program in the Department of Agriculture. The program consists of an online resource portal for agricultural employees and employers and a grant program for workplace improvements or changes to comply with labor and workplace standards.
02:53:06 PM  
The bill sponsor responded to questions from the committee.
02:55:39 PM  

Mr. Jordan Beezley, representing Colorado Department of Agriculture, testified in support of the bill. Kathleen Curry, representing Orchard Mesa Irrigation District, testified to amend the bill. Mr. Dan Waldvogle, representing Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, testified in support of the bill and distributed a fact sheet to the committee members (Attachment B). Mr. Waldvolge and Mr. Beezley responded to questions from the committee.

03:11:34 PM  
Mr. Austin Vincent, representing Colorado Farm Bureau, testified to amend the bill. Mr. Kyler Brown, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Vincent responded to questions from the committee.
03:18:21 PM  

Representative McCormick spoke about amendment L.001 (Attachment C).



03:20:09 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved McCormick
Seconded Pelton
Holtorf
Lindsay
Lontine
McLachlan
Pelton
Roberts
Titone
Valdez D.
Will
Catlin
McCormick
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:20:10 PM  
Representative McCormick gave final comments on the bill.
03:21:34 PM  
Committee members made final comments on the bill.


03:28:03 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1308, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved McCormick
Seconded Valdez D.
Holtorf Yes
Lindsay Yes
Lontine Yes
McLachlan Yes
Pelton Yes
Roberts Yes
Titone Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Will Yes
Catlin Yes
McCormick Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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